Cottage, 0 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 3)
The farm has been in the Roadley family since 1912. Rex is the farmer - he loves fishing and playing bowls. Rae is a writer and author who likes horse riding and reading. Rex likes reading as well.
R_R_Roadley purchased this Cottage in 1912
Why R_R_Roadley chose Kaipara District
Rex's grandfather spotted this property from a ferry that was taking him back to Auckland after he'd looked at land elsewhere. The house was build in three stages: 1866 - one level home; 1878 - two-level boarding house right next door; 1905 - the two buildings were joined and a full second storey added. Rex bought the farm and house from his father and uncle in the 1980s. We've done various renovations, but much is original.
What makes this Cottage unique
You'll feel as if you're at your own private beach. Things to do: beach walks, safe swimming, enjoy the native bird life (lots of people comment on this), good fishing from the beach, boat ramp, glorious views, or just chill - it's a quiet and relaxed place to be. Sure, there are visitors - but not every day. People launch boats from further along the road when the tides and wind make for enjoyable boating and fishing.
Max guests: 3 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
perfect for a total chill.
Was perfect for a total chill. We came back to 'lockdown' should have stayed there!!:-)
Glad you enjoyed it! A pleasure having you here.
Absolute paradise bliss. AMAZING FISHING
This place is underdescribed . Stunning sunrises over the water outside your window, you can throw a line in the water from balcony . Fresh fish everyday. Many snapper including a 18lb one. The host Rex donated a fresh flounder for breakfast. Comfy bed. I could live here easily.
Going to sleep with the soft waves and the occasional fish jumping is my idea of heaven.
Great hide away
Thourouly enjoyed or stay at Batley.
If you do anything while your here read Raes book very informative and not to mention a great read
Glad you enjoyed yourselves here - and that you enjoyed my book! Thanks for being a great guest.
Suitable for people who like the capming life, peace, and quiet.
Concise and helpful! Thanks for being a great guest.
Had a great 3 night stay. Really enjoyed the Bach, beach, swimming, etc. will be back. Thank you Rae and Rex
At Maungaturoto, 20 minutes from Batley: Playground, antiques shop, cafes, ATM, groceries, medical centre.
From there head east or west on State Highway 12:
East: a lovely loop drive taking in Waipu and Mangawhai: great beaches, shops and cafes.
West: beach villages of Whakapirau and Pahi, famous Kauri Museum at Matakohe, further on to Dargaville and the wild west coast beaches.